The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.
Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Director of the Office of Immigration Assistance, provided an update on current immigration issues on May 14, 2018.
The Dreamers are still without a permanent solution. Congress has failed to act and pass a clean Dream Act. In fact, it seems as if Congress and the President are all using DACA recipients as “pawns” and play political games with their lives and future. Take action and call your legislators and urge them to protect the Dreamers from deportation. Go to Network for call-in information.
This summer follow the students of March For Our Lives on the Road to Change – a bus tour that will stop at 50 different places across the country. Their goal is to register people to vote, especially the eligible youth of America. The aim is to elect leader to go to Congress to solve the problem of gun violence in this country. No longer is it acceptable to say that nothing can change or sensible gun control laws are impossible. Join with the students who will begin their bus tour in Chicago on June 15th.
How can you join the Road to Change?
Click here to view the second series of 100 Days of Prayer designed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
Click here to view a PDF of Greening My Footprint, a monthly email in English and Spanish that offers ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
June is Torture Awareness Month: Learn, Pray, Act to End Torture
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is a membership organization committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Since its formation in January 2006, more than 300 religious organizations have joined NRCAT, including representatives from the Catholic, evangelical Christian, mainline Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, and Sikh communities. Members include national denominations and faith groups, regional organizations and local congregations.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Learn the fundamental principles of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Find out if there is a Poor People’s Campaign Chapter in your state: Google Poor People’s Campaign plus your city or state.
Read about the campaign’s A Moral Agenda Based On Fundamental Rights.
Forty Days of Action
Beginning on Sunday, May 13th, all across the nation, individuals and organizations will participate in 40 days of moral resistance. Look for announcements in your area or join the campaign. Here are the themes for each week during the 40 days and important events: